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Ayana's Henna/ Indigo Recipe

Two years ago I was having real problems with split ends. Following the suggestion of a friend I started using henna once or twice a month with great results - my hair got stronger, less breakage. It also can give tightly curled hair a slightly "looser" curl.

Here's my recipe (after much trial and error):

3 parts indigo (to keep my black hair color)
1 part Herbal Henna
8 oz full fat yogurt
generous amount Bhaasvataa oil (or oil of your choice)
generous amount honey
generous amount rosemary oil (to mask the indigo smell)

It should look like oily yogurt.
Works like a charm. NO shedding and NO dryness.

Download these instructions here.

Organic Indigo

Other  Henna Recipes:

How to use:
  • Soak Henna over night.
  • If dark tint is required soak in an iron bowl.
  • Apply in small sections of hair and comb through so that Henna paste can reach the hair roots.
  • For darker tint leave on for 2-3 hours.
  • For hair conditioning rinse after 30min.
For Dark Brown Hair:
  • Put Henna in an iron bowl with hot boiled tea and coffee.
  • Let sit overnight, cover with a lid.
  • Apply next morning.
For Burgundy Colouring:
  • Add Beetroot and Hibiscus powder to henna.
  • Add juice of 1 lemon or 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
  • Apply to hair.
For Burnished Highlight (Gloss and Lustre):
  • Boil 2 tablespoons of tea with 1 tablespoon of methi powder.
  • Mix with Hena powder.
  • Allow the paste to settle for 1 hour.
  • Add juice of 1 lemon before applying to hair.

- Courtesy Jeet Herbals Products.

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